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The 10 Top News Stories Of 2019

Rick Whiting

Increased regulatory scrutiny of the major Internet companies, the rise of Everything-as-a-Service, the heated competition between Intel and a resurgent AMD, and a controversial Pentagon cloud IT contract made for an interesting 2019.

2019: MSPs At Risk, Everything-As-A-Service, Channel Consolidation And Blockbuster Acquisitions

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With the booming economy, 2019 was a good year for the IT industry and the channel.

And yet the year certainly had its share of turbulence and controversies. A massive cloud computing contract from the Pentagon was in the headlines at the start of the year – and only became more controversial as the year wore on. Industry giants like Amazon and Google came under increased scrutiny from law makers and regulators for their business practices. And a percolating battle between industry chip giants Intel and AMD came to a full boil.

Add in major industry shifts like the move to Everything-as-a-Service, channel consolidation and IT industry acquisitions with price tags in the billions: It all made for an interesting 2019.

Here's our lineup for the 10 top news stories of 2019. Take a look and see if you agree with our choices.

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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